Sunday, January 01, 2006
Hitting paparazzi in the wallet
New California law focuses on overly aggressive photographers
Paparazzi are going to have to think twice about chasing down celebrities anywhere in California. A new state law went into effect Jan. 1 that increases penalties against overly aggressive photographers — dubbed "stalkerazzi" — who forcefully thrust their cameras into famous faces or crash their car into a celebrity's vehicle.
These brazen photographers can now be held liable for three times the damages they inflict, plus lose any payments their published photos might earn. Publishers can also be held liable. More from MSNBC.
Tags: Paparazzi, Photographers, Media by Sistrunk